Meaning, Truth, Language, and Reality
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Donald Davidson by Ernie Lepore
Book DescriptionErnest Lepore and Kirk Ludwig present the definitive critical exposition of the philosophical system of Donald Davidson (1917-2003). Davidson's ideas had a deep and broad influence in the central areas of philosophy; he presented them in brilliant essays over four decades, but never set out explicitly the overarching scheme in which they all have their place. Lepore's and Ludwig's book will therefore be the key work, besides Davidson's own, for understanding one of the greatest philosophers of the twentieth century.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780199251346
(242mm x 164mm x 31mm)
Imprint: Clarendon Press
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publish Date: 3-Mar-2005
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Ernie Lepore
Imagination and Convention, Paperback (December 2016)
How do hearers manage to understand speakers? And how do speakers manage to shape hearers' understanding? Lepore and Stone show that standard views about the workings of semantics and pragmatics are unsatisfactory. They advance an alternative view which better captures what is going on in linguistic communication.
Liberating Content, Hardback (December 2015)
This volume brings together two influential series of papers by Herman Cappelen and Ernie Lepore on language, communication, and contexts. These are the papers which introduced speech act pluralism and semantic minimalism, and they provide the foundation for one of the most powerful attacks on contextualism in contemporary philosophy.
Meaning, Mind, and Matter, Hardback (March 2011)
Ernie Lepore and Barry Loewer present a series of papers on three key ideas of contemporary philosophy: that a theory of meaning for a language is best understood as a theory of truth for that language; that thought and language are best understood together via a theory of interpretation; and that the mental is irreducible to the physical.
Donald Davidson, Paperback (February 2007)» View all books by Ernie Lepore
Donald Davidson (1917-2003) was one of the most important philosophers of the late twentieth century. His work on language and the theory of meaning has been particularly influential. This book provides an exposition of his work in this field and of his contributions to philosophy of mind, metaphysics, and epistemology which spring from it.
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